Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

WASHINGTON — In an effort to assure a number of north country hospitals continue to receive special benefits to help them remain financially stable, Rep. Elise M. Stefanik introduced legislation Monday to aid in the fight.

With Rep. Antonio R. Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, who represents New York’s 19th Congressional District, Rep. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, introduced the Protecting Rural Access to Care Act. The bill is meant to ensure rural hospitals currently designated as critical access hospitals are able to maintain that status, which gives them higher Medicare reimbursement rates and access to special grant programs.

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Eagle24

Give her credit for her efforts on this bill... needed... Focus on your district...not Georgia...

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